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Spring 4.0 and IntelliJ IDEA 13

The recording of our December 9th webinar is now available on IntelliJ IDEA YouTube Channel. The webinar features Yann Cébron (JetBrains), our special guest Josh Long (Pivotal), Spring 4.0 and IntelliJ IDEA 13.

In this session, Yann and Josh highlight the new features included in both of these major releases that will help you to be more productive.


If you haven’t tried IntelliJ IDEA 13 yet, note that additionally to the overall improvements the new release brings many improvements for Spring support:

  • The IDE now automatically detects unmapped contexts defined with @Configuration or XML files and suggests adding them to the project settings.
  • The new dedicated tool window helps navigate through the beans, showing additional information such as dependencies, quick documentation, diagram as well as the corresponding HTTP information for the controller methods, defined in the project (including mapped URL, method and path variables).
  • Performance improvement for large projects.
  • And many other minor enhancements

One more important announcement is that we plan to release Spring Open API to the public with 13.1 release (as a part of IntelliJ Platform SDK). This will enable third party plugin developers to reuse existing Spring support in their own IntelliJ IDEA plugins (e.g. providing tight integration for frameworks) as well as extending it (e.g. fully support custom namespaces).

As always, your feedback and bug reports are very welcome on the discussion forum and in our issue tracker.

We also recommend that you check out http://spring.io, the new home of Spring, where among many other things, you’ll be able to find easy-to-follow guides how get started with Spring.

Develop with Pleasure!

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